ShindigZ by Stumps Donates 1,000 Halloween Costumes
Company Spreads Halloween Delight to Children
SOUTH WHITLEY, Ind., October 18, 2005
The World's Largest Party Superstore knows the fun children have
with Halloween and doesn't want any child to miss out on the festivities. On October 25,
ShindigZ™ by Stumps, in conjunction with its sister store BirthdayZ by ShindigZ™, will
donate 1,000 Halloween costumes to local businesses and organizations that cater to sick
or less fortunate children.
"Our mission statement of 'Bringing people together to make life
more fun,' applies to all aspects of life, but especially Halloween," said Stumps President
Jeanice Croy. "Stumps employees dress up every year, and we want to help ensure that all
children get that opportunity too."
Oct. 25 Delivery Schedule
Lutheran Hospital - 9 a.m.
7950 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne
Erin's House - 10 a.m.
3811 Illinois Rd., Fort Wayne
Big Brothers, Big Sisters - 11 a.m.
2439 Fairfield Ave, Fort Wayne
Boys and Girls Club - Noon
2609 Fairfield Ave., Fort Wayne
Parkview Hospital - 1 p.m.
2200 Randallia Dr, Fort Wayne
Washington Elementary - 2 p.m.
1015 W Washington Blvd., Fort Wayne
ShindigZ™ by Stumps owners Shep and Wendy Moyle, along with
company President Jeanice Croy, will deliver costumes such as Teen Pop Star, Butterfly
Fairy, Pirate, and Muscle Ninja to the Boys and Girls Club; Big Brothers, Big Sisters;
Lutheran Children's Hospital; Parkview Hospital's Regional Children's Center; Erin's
House for Grieving Children; and the Downtown Rotary Club for Washington Elementary
Local organizations welcome these contributions for their young
patients and patrons. "Thanks so much for thinking of the young patients at Parkview
Hospital's Regional Children's Center," said Colleen Banta, Parkview Hospital's Child
Life Specialist. "Because of your costume donation, our child patients will be able to
continue their familiar family activities even while in the hospital, which makes them
feel happier and gives them a more positive outlook on their health."
Several of these organizations such as Lutheran Children's
Hospital and the Boys and Girls club will hold parties later in the week so the children
will have a safe place to celebrate Halloween and wear the costumes.
Since 1926, Stumps has been America’s leading supplier of prom
and party supplies. Stumps ships products from its facilities in South
Whitley, Ind. across the United States and around the world to 55
countries. With more than 46,000 products, 18 different catalogs,
and eight distinct websites, Stumps provides customers with the complete
party solution. Stumps was named “Entrepreneur of the Year”
by Ernst and Young in 1999 and one of “Indiana’s 100 Fastest
Growing Companies” by the Indiana University Kelley School of
Business. In 2000, Forbes Magazine named Stumps/ShindigZ.com one of
the “Top 400 Websites in America.” In 2002, Shep and Wendy
Moyle, owners of Stumps, were named “Catalogers of the Year”
by Catalog Success Magazine. Stumps is the fourth largest employer
in Whitley County, Ind. More information about Stumps can be found